The Gerber Diet VS. "Do It Yourself Keto Diets"

A Ketogenic diet is one that involves significant carbohydrate restriction. So what makes The Gerber Diet different from those Do It Yourself Keto Diets? Let's take a look...

The Gerber Diet

DIY Keto Diets

Low Carb

The Gerber Diet reduces carbohyrates and fats,while at the same time ensuring adequate daily amounts of protein.

Low Carb

DIY Keto Diets reduce carbohydrates, but do not specifically address necessary protein intake.

Low Fat

Fat consumption is restricted, temporarily, allowing patients to burn through fat store more rapidly.

High Fat

Regularly recommend that as much as 70% of daily caloric intake come from fats.

Fat Quality

Offers a carefully structured plan that utilizises lower caloric intake paired with the consumption of "good fats" instead of "bad fats.

Fat Quality

Generally do not distinguish between the consumption of bad (saturated) and good (unsaturated) fats.

Protein Amount

Protein consumption is determined by a medically researched plan based on Recommended Daily Allowance.

Protein Amount

Protein consumption is determined by the dieter without considering the Recommended Daily Allowance.

Protein Source & Quality

Relies in large part on a variety of plant based protein, which are purine free and are the healthiest way to ensure that patients and clients receive the proper protein intake while limiting calories.

Protein Source & Quality

Relies heavily on animal protein for its primary source. Increased intake of saturated fats can have adverse effects such as, increased cholesterol, cardiovascular diseases, gout and other ailments associated with increased purine.

Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA)

Meets standards for key protein, fat and micronutritional RDA needs.

Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA)

Requires the dieter to determine proper nutrient/calorie intake by tracking macros and researching RDA's.

Support & Education

Participants are provided healthier lifestyle education, personalized coaching, and support through all stages of weightloss/management.

Support & Education

Dieter must learn about ketosis by reading books and using online resources. Without structure and support, dieters can find figuring out what to eat frustrating and confusing.

Unlike the Gerber Diet, neither Keto Diets, 1500 cal nor 1200 cal, give the dieter the recommended daily amounts of essential vitamins and minerals.

Moreover, the 1500 cal Keto Diet has more fat and calories than the Gerber Diet, and the 1200 cal Keto Diet exposes the dieter to the risk of protein deficiency.